Developing a Growth Mindset in Educators and Adult Learners

As human beings, our beliefs about our own abilities can lead to behaviors that either strengthen or undermine the path to fulfilling our potential. Through decades of research, Carol Dweck, Ph.D. (Mindset: The New Psychology of Success) investigated how we approach challenges and discovered the concepts of fixed and growth mindsets. In this presentation, we will learn how our mindset impacts motivation, academic behaviors, and achievement while reflecting on how we can foster a growth mindset within ourselves and the students with whom we work.

Virtual Volunteer Training

Welcome to our virtual volunteer training on Growth Mindsets. Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic has presented its challenges and we are all adjusting as best we can. We were disappointed to have to cancel our Spring into Literacy training, but we are excited to offer a supplemental online training in its place until we are able to have a full-fledged volunteer training and celebration.  Please save the date for our Volunteer Training and Appreciation Dinner on the evening of September 8th.

We hope this training on Growth Mindsets will bring you all some insight on how we can help students access their strengths, and realize the importance of effective effort in achieving their academic goals. Please watch the video and reference the handouts located in the “Growth Mindset Training Handouts” PDF. We encourage you to pause the video and reflect when the handouts are mentioned. After completing the training, please fill out the form below to provide us with an “attendee” headcount, and we appreciate any constructive feedback. Thank you so much for being with us and we can’t wait to see you all when in-person programming resumes. Stay safe and be well.


Corrie Kennedy
Literacy Services of Wisconsin, Volunteer Coordinator


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